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Family of Chinese woman who died snorkelling off Phuket receives B2.6mn in compensation

PHUKET: The family of a young Chinese tourist who died during a snorkelling trip off Koh Khai island in Phang Nga Bay on Nov 27 have received a total of B2.6 million in compensation The Phuket News has learned.

accidents, marine, death,

Tanyaluk Sakoot

Friday 8 January 2016, 01:02PM

Zhang Lin died during a dive tour from Khao Lak with her friends on Nov 27. Photo: Similan Seven Sea Club / Facebook - See more at:
Zhang Lin died during a dive tour from Khao Lak with her friends on Nov 27. Photo: Similan Seven Sea Club / Facebook - See more at:

Director of the Ministry of Tourism Phuket office, Santi Pawai told The Phuket News yesterday (Jan 7), “Her family received B1 million compensation from Phuket William Diving and an additional B1.6 million from her insurers in China.”

The body of 23-year-old Zhang Lin, 23, was found alone at a depth of 11 metres by a group of divers from Khao Lak Scuba Adventures fnear Koh Bon, off Kuraburi in Phang Nga, at about 2:30pm on Nov 27. (See story here)

The incident led to dive operators in Phuket being required to ensure that every tourist diver has a medical certificate approving them to dive. (See story here)

Meanwhile, Mr Pawai also confirmed that the body of Ms Zhang was flown back to China after it was confirmed that her death was caused by suffocation, and that her funeral was held last month.  



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Jome | 08 January 2016 - 21:28:33

This is can do everything and commit every just pay the money and walk free...... 

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Richard Vickers | 08 January 2016 - 14:43:29

This article and almost seems to come across that this is a good thing. The negligence that led to the tragic and untimely death of this beautiful young lady was bought out for about $28,500 USD, just a fraction of what these jerks rake in over the year. Disgusting to the core.

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slippery snake | 08 January 2016 - 14:37:49

Did anything William diving do, or not do, contribute to her death ? 
I wonder why they paid out one million ?  just good PR ?   

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